Thursday, June 14, 2012

ROCK HISTORY: IT HAPPENED ON JUNE 14

Rod Argent
No.1
1975 America: Sister Golden Hair US 45
1980 Peter Gabriel: Peter Gabriel UK 45
1980 Billy Joel: Glass Houses US LP
1986 Queen: A Kind of Magic UK 45
1986 Labelle and McDonald: On My Own US 45


Births
1943 Muff Winwood (Spencer Davis Group)
1945 Rod Argent (Zombies/Argent)
1947 Barry Melton (Country Joe & the Fish)
1949 Alan White (Yes) 1952 Jim Lea (Slade)
1961 Boy George (Culture Club)
1963 Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche)






Deaths
1989 Pete De Freitas (Echo and the Bunnymen)
1995 Rory Gallagher

Miscellany
1953 Elvis Presley graduates from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis.
Rory Gallagher
 
1970 Derek and the Dominoes play debut gig at Lyceum. (David Mason plays second guitar)
 
1974 David Bowie begins Diamond Dogs tour in Montreal
 
1975 Janis Ian releases At Seventeen in the US
 
1981 No Nukes concert with Bruce Springsteen, Gary 'US' Bonds and Jackson Browne held at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles
 
1984 Madame Tussaud's waxworks unveils a model of Boy George on his 23rd birthday
 
1986 Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at Long Beach Arena, California after falling from a balcony.
 
2002 Mick Jagger became a Sir when he was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
 
2007 Max Navarro released “Brandd On My Skin”, his debut album.

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